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Ecuador ravaged by coronavirus

A family member places his hands on a coffin holding the body of a man who had died at home in Guayaquil, Ecuador, April 17. The outbreak has ravaged the economy of the oil-producing country and overwhelmed sanitary authorities in the largest city of Guayaquil, where corpses remained in homes or for hours on the streets.   



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A family member places his hands on a coffin holding the body of a man who had died at home in Guayaquil, Ecuador, April 17. The outbreak has ravaged the economy of the oil-producing country and overwhelmed sanitary authorities in the largest city of...more

A family member places his hands on a coffin holding the body of a man who had died at home in Guayaquil, Ecuador, April 17. The outbreak has ravaged the economy of the oil-producing country and overwhelmed sanitary authorities in the largest city of Guayaquil, where corpses remained in homes or for hours on the streets. REUTERS/Vicente Gaibor del Pino
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People wearing face masks wait with oxygen tanks at a private distributor that recharges tanks in Guayaquil, Ecuador, April 9. REUTERS/Vicente Gaibor del Pino

People wearing face masks wait with oxygen tanks at a private distributor that recharges tanks in Guayaquil, Ecuador, April 9. REUTERS/Vicente Gaibor del Pino

People wearing face masks wait with oxygen tanks at a private distributor that recharges tanks in Guayaquil, Ecuador, April 9. REUTERS/Vicente Gaibor del Pino
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Health workers wearing protective gear are seen behind body bags outside of Teodoro Maldonado Carbo Hospital  in Guayaquil, Ecuador, April 3. REUTERS/Vicente Gaibor del Pino

Health workers wearing protective gear are seen behind body bags outside of Teodoro Maldonado Carbo Hospital in Guayaquil, Ecuador, April 3. REUTERS/Vicente Gaibor del Pino

Health workers wearing protective gear are seen behind body bags outside of Teodoro Maldonado Carbo Hospital in Guayaquil, Ecuador, April 3. REUTERS/Vicente Gaibor del Pino
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People mourn as a coffin is taken into the cemetery for burial in Guayaquil, Ecuador, April 7. REUTERS/Vicente Gaibor del Pino  

People mourn as a coffin is taken into the cemetery for burial in Guayaquil, Ecuador, April 7. REUTERS/Vicente Gaibor del Pino  

People mourn as a coffin is taken into the cemetery for burial in Guayaquil, Ecuador, April 7. REUTERS/Vicente Gaibor del Pino  
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Empty coffins for sale on display outside a funeral parlor in Guayaquil, Ecuador, April 17. REUTERS/Vicente Gaibor del Pino

Empty coffins for sale on display outside a funeral parlor in Guayaquil, Ecuador, April 17. REUTERS/Vicente Gaibor del Pino

Empty coffins for sale on display outside a funeral parlor in Guayaquil, Ecuador, April 17. REUTERS/Vicente Gaibor del Pino
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Construction equipment is seen preparing a new cemetery during the outbreak in the low-income community Monte Sinai, in Guayaquil, Ecuador, April 23. REUTERS/Santiago Arcos

Construction equipment is seen preparing a new cemetery during the outbreak in the low-income community Monte Sinai, in Guayaquil, Ecuador, April 23. REUTERS/Santiago Arcos

Construction equipment is seen preparing a new cemetery during the outbreak in the low-income community Monte Sinai, in Guayaquil, Ecuador, April 23. REUTERS/Santiago Arcos
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Workers unload empty coffins sent from Quito to Ecuador's social security institute in Guayaquil, Ecuador, April 8.  REUTERS/Vicente Gaibor del Pino

Workers unload empty coffins sent from Quito to Ecuador's social security institute in Guayaquil, Ecuador, April 8. REUTERS/Vicente Gaibor del Pino

Workers unload empty coffins sent from Quito to Ecuador's social security institute in Guayaquil, Ecuador, April 8. REUTERS/Vicente Gaibor del Pino
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Health workers wearing protective gear bring a dead body past a refrigerated container outside of Teodoro Maldonado Carbo Hospital in Guayaquil, Ecuador, April 3.  
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Health workers wearing protective gear bring a dead body past a refrigerated container outside of Teodoro Maldonado Carbo Hospital in Guayaquil, Ecuador, April 3. REUTERS/Vicente Gaibor del Pino

Health workers wearing protective gear bring a dead body past a refrigerated container outside of Teodoro Maldonado Carbo Hospital in Guayaquil, Ecuador, April 3. REUTERS/Vicente Gaibor del Pino
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People ride with a person lying in the back of a pickup truck in Duran, Ecuador, April 13. REUTERS/Vicente Gaibor del Pino

People ride with a person lying in the back of a pickup truck in Duran, Ecuador, April 13. REUTERS/Vicente Gaibor del Pino

People ride with a person lying in the back of a pickup truck in Duran, Ecuador, April 13. REUTERS/Vicente Gaibor del Pino
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A bin full of medical waste is pictured on a street in Guayaquil, Ecuador, April 12. REUTERS/Vicente Gaibor del Pino

A bin full of medical waste is pictured on a street in Guayaquil, Ecuador, April 12. REUTERS/Vicente Gaibor del Pino

A bin full of medical waste is pictured on a street in Guayaquil, Ecuador, April 12. REUTERS/Vicente Gaibor del Pino
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People stand next to a coffin outside a cemetery in Guayaquil, Ecuador, April 12. REUTERS/Vicente Gaibor del Pino

People stand next to a coffin outside a cemetery in Guayaquil, Ecuador, April 12. REUTERS/Vicente Gaibor del Pino

People stand next to a coffin outside a cemetery in Guayaquil, Ecuador, April 12. REUTERS/Vicente Gaibor del Pino
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Pallbearers carry a coffin into a cemetery in Guayaquil, Ecuador, April 12. REUTERS/Vicente Gaibor del Pino

Pallbearers carry a coffin into a cemetery in Guayaquil, Ecuador, April 12. REUTERS/Vicente Gaibor del Pino

Pallbearers carry a coffin into a cemetery in Guayaquil, Ecuador, April 12. REUTERS/Vicente Gaibor del Pino
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People stand next to a coffin on a pick up truck while waiting outside a cemetery in Guayaquil, Ecuador, April 7.  
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People stand next to a coffin on a pick up truck while waiting outside a cemetery in Guayaquil, Ecuador, April 7. REUTERS/Vicente Gaibor del Pino

People stand next to a coffin on a pick up truck while waiting outside a cemetery in Guayaquil, Ecuador, April 7. REUTERS/Vicente Gaibor del Pino
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People are seen near a coffin while waiting outside a cemetery in Guayaquil, Ecuador, April 7. REUTERS/Vicente Gaibor del Pino

People are seen near a coffin while waiting outside a cemetery in Guayaquil, Ecuador, April 7. REUTERS/Vicente Gaibor del Pino

People are seen near a coffin while waiting outside a cemetery in Guayaquil, Ecuador, April 7. REUTERS/Vicente Gaibor del Pino
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A man stands on a truck next to empty cardboard boxes outside a cemetery in Guayaquil, Ecuador, April 7. REUTERS/Vicente Gaibor del Pino

A man stands on a truck next to empty cardboard boxes outside a cemetery in Guayaquil, Ecuador, April 7. REUTERS/Vicente Gaibor del Pino

A man stands on a truck next to empty cardboard boxes outside a cemetery in Guayaquil, Ecuador, April 7. REUTERS/Vicente Gaibor del Pino
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A coffin wrapped in plastic is seen on the roof of a car ouside a cemetery in Samborondon, Ecuador, April 7. REUTERS/Vicente Gaibor del Pino

A coffin wrapped in plastic is seen on the roof of a car ouside a cemetery in Samborondon, Ecuador, April 7. REUTERS/Vicente Gaibor del Pino

A coffin wrapped in plastic is seen on the roof of a car ouside a cemetery in Samborondon, Ecuador, April 7. REUTERS/Vicente Gaibor del Pino
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A man stands next to a pick up truck carrying a coffin while waiting outside a cemetery in Samborondon, Ecuador, April 7. REUTERS/Vicente Gaibor del Pino

A man stands next to a pick up truck carrying a coffin while waiting outside a cemetery in Samborondon, Ecuador, April 7. REUTERS/Vicente Gaibor del Pino

A man stands next to a pick up truck carrying a coffin while waiting outside a cemetery in Samborondon, Ecuador, April 7. REUTERS/Vicente Gaibor del Pino
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A body covered by a sheet lies outside of a health center of Ecuador's Public Health Ministry in Guayaquil, Ecuador, April 4. REUTERS/Vicente Gaibor del Pino

A body covered by a sheet lies outside of a health center of Ecuador's Public Health Ministry in Guayaquil, Ecuador, April 4. REUTERS/Vicente Gaibor del Pino

A body covered by a sheet lies outside of a health center of Ecuador's Public Health Ministry in Guayaquil, Ecuador, April 4. REUTERS/Vicente Gaibor del Pino
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People wait next to a coffin in a pick-up truck lined up outside of a cemetery in Guayaquil, Ecuador, April 2. REUTERS/Vicente Gaibor del Pino

People wait next to a coffin in a pick-up truck lined up outside of a cemetery in Guayaquil, Ecuador, April 2. REUTERS/Vicente Gaibor del Pino

People wait next to a coffin in a pick-up truck lined up outside of a cemetery in Guayaquil, Ecuador, April 2. REUTERS/Vicente Gaibor del Pino
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Vehicles carrying coffins are lined up outside of a cemetery in Guayaquil, Ecuador, April 2. REUTERS/Vicente Gaibor del Pino

Vehicles carrying coffins are lined up outside of a cemetery in Guayaquil, Ecuador, April 2. REUTERS/Vicente Gaibor del Pino

Vehicles carrying coffins are lined up outside of a cemetery in Guayaquil, Ecuador, April 2. REUTERS/Vicente Gaibor del Pino
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People wait next to coffins outside Guasmo Sur General Hospital in Guayaquil, Ecuador, April 1. REUTERS/Vicente Gaibor del Pino

People wait next to coffins outside Guasmo Sur General Hospital in Guayaquil, Ecuador, April 1. REUTERS/Vicente Gaibor del Pino

People wait next to coffins outside Guasmo Sur General Hospital in Guayaquil, Ecuador, April 1. REUTERS/Vicente Gaibor del Pino
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A family member and the employee of a funeral parlor carry a coffin holding the body of a woman who died at home in Guayaquil, Ecuador, March 31. REUTERS/Vicente Gaibor del Pino

A family member and the employee of a funeral parlor carry a coffin holding the body of a woman who died at home in Guayaquil, Ecuador, March 31. REUTERS/Vicente Gaibor del Pino

A family member and the employee of a funeral parlor carry a coffin holding the body of a woman who died at home in Guayaquil, Ecuador, March 31. REUTERS/Vicente Gaibor del Pino
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A woman looks as the dead body of her mother is placed into a coffin after she died at home in Guayaquil, Ecuador, March 31. REUTERS/Vicente Gaibor del Pino

A woman looks as the dead body of her mother is placed into a coffin after she died at home in Guayaquil, Ecuador, March 31. REUTERS/Vicente Gaibor del Pino

A woman looks as the dead body of her mother is placed into a coffin after she died at home in Guayaquil, Ecuador, March 31. REUTERS/Vicente Gaibor del Pino
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People stand in line outside a shop near the dead body of a man who had collapsed on the sidewalk in Guayaquil, Ecuador, March 30. REUTERS/Vicente Gaibor del Pino

People stand in line outside a shop near the dead body of a man who had collapsed on the sidewalk in Guayaquil, Ecuador, March 30. REUTERS/Vicente Gaibor del Pino

People stand in line outside a shop near the dead body of a man who had collapsed on the sidewalk in Guayaquil, Ecuador, March 30. REUTERS/Vicente Gaibor del Pino
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